Who We Are Behind Nature Environment & Wildlife Society

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Biswajit Roy Chowdhury

Secretary, Nature Environment & Wildlife Society

Mr. Roy Chowdhury is an eminent conservationist and wildlife expert. He is the founder secretary of NEWS and editor of the wildlife magazine Environ. He has been a member of the State Wildlife Board for the last 13 years. He is the writer of some legendary wildlife books, like, ‘Days in the Wild’, ‘Wild Wonders of India’, ‘Sundarbans: a majestic mangrove’ and several others.

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Ajanta Dey

Joint Secretary & Project Director, Nature Environment & Wildlife Society

Ajanta Dey has been working on ecological and environmental issues with an ecosystem approach since a decade. She is a member of Commission on Ecosystems Management (CEM) – International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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Jayashree Roy Chowdhury

Admin Head

Jayashree is a Sociology Honors graduate from Calcutta Univeristy. She possess more than 9 years of experience in managing office administrative in different organisations. She also acts as a Subscription Head of the magazine Environ. Her interest lies in human resource management & environmental concerns.

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Karishma Barman

Executive, Livelihoods

Karishma holds a Master of Science degree in Agriculture and Rural Development from Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University. Her research work during her master’s program was in Integrated Pest Management on various strains of paddy. She worked as an intern at Anant Education Initiative, Kolkata which provided scholarship to meritorious students under poverty line. Her current work area include data base management for livelihood projects and coordinating ENVIRON website & magazine

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Malancha Roy

Malancha Roy

Programme Manager, Resources & Development

Malancha holds M.Sc. in Zoology with specialization in Environmental Biology and Toxicology from the University of Calcutta. She obtained M. Phil. in Environmental Science with specialization in Remote Sensing from Jadavpur University. Her Ph.D. research area focused on conversion of abattoir waste into organic fertilizer and its subsequent use in organic agriculture. She has more than seven years of experience in environmental management, soil, and water quality analysis and livelihood development of rural agri-farmers.

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Keshab Ghosh

Keshab Kumar Ghosh

Project Officer

Keshab holds a B.Sc degree in Zoology. He has worked for more than 15 years in different fields, like, small entrepreneurship, marketing and NGO. His interests include sustainable agriculture and rural development.

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Sukanta Gayen

Sukanta Gayen

Manager, Livelihoods

Sukanta Gayen has more than 8 years of experience on different fields viz. socio-economic and health status of rural people in West Bengal , Self Help Groups, Sanitation, Sustainable livelihoods etc. He worked as Field supervisor at Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Kolkata, Research Scholar in University of California, Davis-GHS-RKMVU-VIVEKDISHA at Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University at Belur Math and Mission, Field supervisor (Sanitation) at Sandeshkhali – I Block, North 24 Parganas and Research Associate (RA) in National Innovation on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) at ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha. He has a Master of Science degree in Integrated Rural Development and Management (IRDM) at Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Narendrapur and pursuing Philosophy of Doctorate (Ph.D.) from Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development, West Bengal State University, Barasat, Kolkata. His interests lies in Agriculture abd Rural Development, livelihoods, women development and SHGs, participatory action research etc. Presently he is engaged in managing sustainable lilvelihoods programme in Sundarban.

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Rupa dutta

Rupa Dutta


She is a commerce graduate from Calcutta University. Rupa has more than 12 years of experience in accounting, cash handling, billing and project wise monthly statement reporting.

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Ranjana Saha

Field Biologist, Wildlife Wing

Ranjana holds a Masters degree in Environmental Sciences and a Post Graduate Diploma in Remote Sensing & GIS. She has more than 2 years experience in Wildlife Conservation and Geospatial Technologies. Her interest lies in research towards Wildlife Conservation and Landscape Ecology with the help of Geo-informatics.

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bidyut maity

Bidyut Maity

Office assistant

Bidyut is one of the oldest members of the organisations and works as a support staff for the official works.